January 21, 2013
The new ATLAS® RIV 990 hexcutter tool from PennEngineering® is engineered to convert predrilled round holes to hexagonal holes for installation of full- or half-hex-bodied, blind threaded inserts.
The tool operates on 90-PSI air pressure and accommodates interchangeable noses to correspond with hole sizes. Upon proper hole conversion, a variety of full metric, blind threaded inserts can be installed quickly and permanently in aluminum, steel, and stainless steel panels of any hardness and as thin as 0.020 in. Inserts can be specified in thread sizes from #8-32 to 5/16-18 and M4 to M8 and in flat, thin, or countersunk head styles.